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Work on Newman’s Taco Bell restaurant is continuing. Construction crews were working on the exterior over the weekend. Completion of the new restaurant, located in the West Side Marketplace Shopping Center, is anticipated by the end of February.

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GUSTINE - Some of the remaining vestiges of Gustine High’s long-cherished “Redskin” nickname is about to go into history.

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The slope along Hills Ferry Road adjacent to the Merced River at the confluence of the San Joaquin River was recently reconstructed through a $1.1 million Merced County project. The work moved the river channel away from the roadway, which was in danger of washing out due to continuing erosi…

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NEWMAN - The drug testing procedure used by First Student, the firm which provides transportation services for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, was pointedly called into question Monday when company officials went before the school board to address a December incident in whi…

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Dense fog blanketed the West Side Tuesday morning. Above, motorists emerge from the curtain of gray while approaching a Highway 33 intersection in Newman.

GUSTINE - The coming year will be one of continued progress in Gustine as a number of projects, some of which have been on the books for years, come to fruition in calendar year 2020, City Manager Doug Dunford anticipates.

NEWMAN - The city will focus largely on nuts-and-bolts issues in 2020, including street improvements, moving forward with a long-planned water project, and a host of planning projects to lay the groundwork for the future.

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An attorney well known in local government circles is among candidates seeking to succeed incumbent Jim DeMartini as Stanislaus County’s District 5 supervisor.

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NEWMAN - Corporal Ronil Singh was remembered Thursday evening by community members, representatives of surrounding law enforcement agencies and his fellow Newman Police Department officers, one year to the day after he was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

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The Gustine City Council recently presented a proclamation in memory of Adelyne DeGregori. The proclamation recognized DeGregori for her more than three decades of service as a City Hall employee and for her community contributions through the years. Mayor Pat Nagy presented the proclamation…

Gustine council pay hike finalized

The Gustine High band presented its winter program Thursday evening, Dec. 12, in the school auditorium.

SANTA NELLA - A program designed to empower parents not only in school-related matters but civic involvement is being offered through the Gustine Unified School District.

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GUSTINE - Students at Gustine High who incur multiple school suspensions will face longer periods of ineligibility from extra-curricular activity under a policy presented to the school board at its Dec. 11 meeting.

NEWMAN - The city’s vision of eventually transforming 103 acres of property on its eastern outskirts into a natural filtration system for storm drain flows recently took a significant step forward.

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NEWMAN - A candlelight vigil for fallen Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh will be held Thursday evening, Dec. 26, on the one-year anniversary of his death.

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A box truck carrying Amazon packages overturned Monday morning on Stuhr Road between Bell and Jorgensen roads. The crash resulted in minor injuries and scattered Amazon boxes on the roadway, according to the CHP website. Above, workers and Highway Patrol officers complete the cleanup effort …

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NEWMAN - Two juveniles were arrested Dec. 4 on suspicion of robbing a local liquor store, police said. Authorities said the suspects are 13 and 14 years of age.